Tom Muehleisen

Your chance to tour Rush Ranch is coming up. Stop on by and make something in the blacksmith shop.

Escapes: Auburn's spring antiques street fair

Published: Sunday, May. 12, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 3H

SOLANO COUNTY

Rush Ranch family activities

Spend your Saturday enjoying the rolling grasslands and tidal marshes of Rush Ranch in Solano County during its annual open house. Feel free to bring paper and pencils to sketch the wildlife or write a poem. The historic blacksmith shop will also be open and you can "learn about traditional blacksmithing tools … and make your own nail or other keepsake." In addition, there will be exhibits of American Indian crafts and works by other artists. And don't forget to take a ride in the horse-drawn wagon.

The free event takes place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Rush Ranch is at 3521 Grizzly Island Road near Suisun City. Go to www.solanolandtrust.org/ RushRanch.aspx for more information.


CALIFORNIA

Spring turkey and pig hunting

What: The state Department of Fish and Wildlife and state Waterfowl Association have partnered to offer hunting opportunities on private lands. Turkey and wild pig hunts will take place from Redding to King City.

When: Spring hunting season

Where: Various locations in California

Cost: Hunt applications are $4 each

Information: To apply and for more information on the hunt, visit www.calwaterfowl.org.


HALF MOON BAY

Holy Ghost Festival

What: The Holy Ghost Festival commemorates Queen Isabel of Portugal, who is credited with helping feed the poor and needy of the Azores after the islands suffered from earthquakes and famine in the 13th and 14th centuries. This weekend celebration includes a parade, marching band, carnival and food.

When: Friday through May 20

Where: IDES grounds, 735 Main St., Half Moon Bay

Cost: Free

Information: Call (650) 726-2729


WALNUT CREEK

Ruth Bancroft Garden Sculpture Exhibit and Sale

What: More than 50 artists will gather at the Ruth Bancroft Garden to display their sculptures and other works of art. The sculptures are for sale, with prices ranging from $60 to $50,000. This is the "perfect place to find artwork for the home garden," organizers say.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15-16 (opening weekend); runs through July 13

Where: Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek

Cost: Admission $10 per person, $7 for seniors and students

Information: (925) 944-9352

– Richard Chang


TO REACH CALIFORNIA TRAVELER

Tim Swanson, Features Editor

(916) 321-1606, tswanson@sacbee.com

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